Looking Back for Nov. 24

20 YEARS AGO

The Michigan East & West Railway Depot is shown in the picture from the early 1900s and was located on River Street. The building most recently was used as the Johnson Funeral Home.

The Michigan East & West Railway Depot is shown in the picture from the early 1900s and was located on River Street. The building most recently was used as the Johnson Funeral Home.

Local students participate in program

Local high school students recently participated in the Summer Youth Programs offered at Michigan Technological University. Students from Manistee High School participating in the program included: Evan Hall, Gabe Mattice, and Jason Woodwyk.

40 YEARS AGO

Worship together

Thanksgiving usually means a day of prayer among the religious community and several ministers from Manistee held a church service last evening at 7:30. Those presiding of the church service were: Rev James Suchocki of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Richard Wilson of United Methodist Church, Rev. Chris Laursen of Good Shepherd Lutheran, Lt. Terrance Fink of the Salvation Army, Msgr. Gerald Guzikowski of Guardian Angels Church, Rev. Earl Lawrence of the Congregational Church and Fr. Peter Wenner of Holy Trinity.

Santa parade

Santa Claus is coming to town. With the traditional opening of the Christmas Holiday season on the Friday following Thanksgiving, the Manistee Retail Merchants Association is sponsoring its annual Santa Claus Parade tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. on River Street.

80 YEARS AGO

Thanksgiving tomorrow

The turkey will be king in Manistee tomorrow as the rest of the nation and residents of the city are planning to observe Thanksgiving in various ways. The day’s dinner will be the big feature in most cases, be it enjoyed by guests or only the family. The city’s churches have planned special Thanksgiving services during the day.

Student honored

Ruth Ohst of Manistee has been elected to membership in Der Deutsche Verein of Western State Teachers College. This is an organization of students studying German. At their regular meetings programs are frequently presented in German, German songs are sung and German games are played.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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Mark Fedder is the executive director of the Manistee County Historical Musuem. He can be reached at (231) 723-5531 ormanisteemuseum@yahoo.com.

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